Frankie Oliver 'Here I Am' album artwork

‘Here I Am’ by Frankie Oliver (Album)

July 18, 2017 in Music

Signed to Island Records during the 90s as a reggae artist, this London cabbie returns with a new soul album… Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Frankie Oliver

Interview: Frankie Oliver

June 24, 2017 in Features, Interviews

We meet an aspiring British blues and soul singer who has a not-so-secret past as a 90s reggae artist Setting… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

UB40 Unplugged

‘Unplugged & Greatest Hits’ by UB40 feat Ali, Astro & Mickey (Album)

January 10, 2017 in Music

Ali Campbell and co serve up an acoustic collection, invent ‘cuddly reggae’ and chuck in a greatest hits to boot!… Tags: , , , , , ,

UB40's Ali Campbell

Interview: UB40’s Ali Campbell

November 18, 2016 in Features, Interviews

The UB40 frontman on the band’s new acoustic album and how they’ve invented a new subgenre they’re calling ‘cuddly reggae’… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Present Arms [Deluxe Edition] by UB40 (Album)

March 10, 2015 in Music

The second album by Britain’s biggest ever reggae band gets the deluxe reissue treatment, 34 years on from its original… Tags: , , ,

Lisa Redford

Lisa Redford: Cover versions

November 19, 2014 in Features, Interviews, Tips & Techniques

Need a break from writing? Our regular columnist looks at the fine art of making a familiar song your own…… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Lisa Redford: The great duets

June 3, 2014 in Features, Interviews, Tips & Techniques

As our regular columnist works on a duet of her own, she looks at some great collaborations of the past… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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How I wrote ‘Food For Thought’ by UB40’s Robin Campbell

September 15, 2013 in Features, Interviews

In the first article in a new series, Songwriting gets the story behind the legendary British reggae band’s breakthrough single… Tags: , , , ,